During these unprecedented times, young people may be spending more time using online devices for studying, keeping in touch with friends and for fun. It is important that schools and parents/carers do their best to ensure that children get the best out of the digital world in a safe online environment.
We have pulled together a list of resources to help both parents and children during the school closure and going forward.
The resources below provide advice and guidance on:
To support parents during school closure, Think U Know and ChildNet provide age-specific activities about online safety to do with your child at home. Childnet and NSPCC also provides tips for conversation starters, making a family agreement and reviewing parental controls along with advice on sexting, online games and video apps. The resources below will help parents and children understand the risks and keep your child safe.
Set up a free account by clicking on the link below to download colourful guides including:
The websites below provide practical tips to help children stay safe online including age-specific issues, setting devices up safely and tools for reporting issues to relevant organisations. Net Aware provides a guide to all the latest social network, apps and games.
During school closure, if you have any safeguarding concerns regarding a child, please refer to our Safeguarding page by clicking on the link below.